Concise, critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and projects in all areas and periods of art history and visual studies

Architectural History and Urbanism/Urban Planning/Historic Preservation
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2015

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Anderson, Marvin, “The Society of Beaux-Arts Architects and Academic Ideals in Early Twentieth-Century American Architecture” (Washington, M. Clausen)

Beaulieu, Rebekah, “Designing Culture: The Creation, Preservation, and Interpretation of Three Historic Houses in the American Midwest” (Boston, W. Moore)

Bonin, Christianna, “Expats, Exports, Exiles: Architecture and the Emerging Expert in Weimar Germany and the Soviet Union (1917–45)” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Born, George, “Home Rule: Local Historic Districting in the New Boston, 1953–1983” (Boston, K. Morgan)

Bratichak, Meaghan, “‘Non è buon stile dispiacermi’: Agostino Chigi as Patron of the Villa Farnesina” (Rutgers, S. McHam)

Bricker, Brianna, “Virtue from Necessity in the Urban Waterworks of Roman Asia Minor” (UC Santa Barbara, F. Yegül)

Brunstrom, Mary Reid, “Faith’s Midwest Modern Forms: Midcentury Catholic Churches by Murphy and Mackey, Architects” (Washington University, A. Miller)

Chan, Yenna, “Narrating Montreal: Critiques of Urban Renewal in the 1970s through Exhibition and Documentary Film” (Bard Graduate Center, D. Jaffee)

Clark, Marci Muhlestein, “I. M. Pei, William Zeckendorf, and the Architecture of Urban Renewal, 1945–1970” (CUNY, J. Maciuika)

Cook, Lindsay, “Paris Match?: Architectural Citation in the Parish Churches of the Chapter of Notre-Dame of Paris” (Columbia, S. Murray)

D’Arista, Carla, “Building Blocks of Power: The Architectural Commissions of the Pucci Family in the Renaissance” (Columbia, F. Benelli)

Daly, Kathleen, “Shapely Bodies: Women, Architecture, and the Material World of Health, 1865–1940” (Boston, K. Morgan)

Davidson, Rowan, “A Home in the City: Space, Place, and Memory in Two Chicago Public Housing Complexes” (Wisconsin, Madison, A. Andrzejewski)

Dawood, Azra, “John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and the Architecture of Protestant Internationalism (1919–1946)” (MIT, N. Rabbat)

De Wit-Paul, Alissa, “New Mexico on the Margins of Eco-architecture in 1960s and 1970s America” (Binghamton University, T. McDonough)

Desai, Ankur, “Re-crafting the Sacred: Negotiating Tradition in Contemporary Svaminarayana Temple Architecture” (Ohio State, S. Huntington)

Dieter, Mark, “A Sacred Nature: Hierotopy and the Religious Ideas of Frank Lloyd Wright” (Wisconsin, Madison, T. Dale)

Dizerega, Laura, “The Bureaucracy of Empire: Karl Friedrich Schinkel and Rhenish Church Architecture, 1815–40” (UC Santa Barbara, R. Wittman)

Doğan, Cağatay, “Landscapes of the Nation in Transition: Istanbul in the Photographs of Othmar Pferschy, 1934–1960” (Binghamton University, T. McDonough)

Donato, Elizabeth, “The Intimate City: The Valparaiso Architecture School in the Urban Sphere, 1952–1972” (CUNY, A. Indych-López)

Dribin, Andrew, “Wilderness Years of Chicago: Saving Nature in Postwar Chicago, 1945– 2000” (UIC, R. Bruegmann)

Dumouchelle, Kevin, “Traditions of Modernity in an African City: Continuity and Change in the Architecture of Kumasi” (Columbia, S. Vogel)

Dundas, Iara A., “The Society of Jesus in France: Architecture and Spectacle, 1560–1660” (Duke, S. Galletti)

Elston, Miranda “Spatial Interaction: Architectural Representation as Interface in Henrician England” (UNC Chapel Hill, T. String)

Fisher, Michelle Millar, “Nothing is Transmissible but Thought: Le Corbusier’s Radiant City in Diaspora” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Fitzmaurice, Melissa, “Modeling the Modern Myth of Rome” (Binghamton University, J. Walker)

Forstall, Charlotte, “The Roman Imperial Arch Monument in Topographical Context” (Indiana, J. Van Voorhis)

Fox, Peter, “Kunstgewerbe als Erzieher: Bernhard Pankok and Others, 1895–1917” (Princeton, E. da Costa Meyer)

Gorham, Robert Benjamin, “A Thread in the Urban Fabric: Non-Elite Domesticity at Pompeii and Beyond” (Virginia, J. Dobbins)

Grayburn, Jennifer, “’Prepared with great craftiness’: St. Magnus Cathedral, Rǫgnvaldr Kali Kolsson, and Orkney’s Autonomy in the Medieval North Sea World” (Virginia, L. Reilly)

Harvey, Melanee, “Upon this Rock: Mapping Architecture and Material Histories of the Protestant Black Church, 1881–1969” (Boston, K. Morgan)

Hausberg, Miranda, “Robert Adam’s Revolution in Architecture” (Pennsylvania, D. Brownlee)

Hayat, Sara, “Theories of Space in Early Postwar Germany: 1946–1952” (Brown, D. Neumann)

Hoge, Heather, “From Conqueror to King: Roger II’s Early Building Program of Cefalù Cathedral in a Multicultural Context” (Penn State, E. Smith)

Hohensee, Naraelle, “Building in Public: Critical Reconstruction and the Rebuilding of Berlin after 1990” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Palmer, Daniel S., “The Integration of Art, Architecture, and Identity: Alfred Kasatner, Louis Kahn, and Ben Shahn at the Jersey Homesteads” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Hundley, Catherine E., “The Round Church Movement in Twelfth-Century England: Crusaders, Pilgrims, and the Holy Sepulchre” (Virginia, L. Reilly)

Johnson, Ryan, “Imaging the Jardin à la française: Tradition, Revival, and Representation, 1870–1940” (UNC Chapel Hill, D. Sherman)

Kassler-Taub, Elizabeth, “At the Threshold of the Mediterranean: Architecture, Urbanism, and Identity in Early Modern Sicily” (Harvard, A. Payne)

Klee, Jeffrey, “Building Order on Beacon Hill, 1790–1850” (Delaware, B. Herman)

Kornegay, Kevin, “Ghent Transformed: Historical Imagination and Communal Identity in the Ghent World of 1913” (Duke, H. Van Miegroet)

Kubo, Michael, “Architecture Incorporated: Anonymity in Postwar Modernism” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Lauritano, Steven, “Embedded Remnants in Modern Architecture: Karl Friedrich Schinkel and the Historiography of Remains” (Yale, C. Wood; S. Zeidler)

Lee, Craig, “Skyline Spectacular: Architecture, Aesthetics and Outdoor Advertising in the American City” (Delaware, S. Isenstadt)

Lo, Ruth, “Feeding Rome: Food, Architecture, and Urbanism, 1907–1943” (Brown, D. Neumann)

Lockard, Jesse, “A City Is Not A Picture: Yona Friedman, 1945–2015” (Chicago, K. Taylor)

Long, Courtney Skipton, “Re-Categorizing Great Britain’s Medieval Architecture: A Lesson in Nineteenth-Century Visual Taxonomy” (Pittsburgh, C. Armstrong)

Lopez, Albert, “The Integrated State: Architecture, Planning, and Politics in Mexico, 1942–1958” (MIT, A. Dutta)

LoScerbo, Gianna, “A Struggle for the Real: Documentary Photography and Film in Post-WWII American Culture” (Rutgers, A. Zervigon)

McKellar, Erin, “Tomorrow on Display: British and American Housing Exhibitions, 1940–1955” (Boston, P. Scrivano)

Miller, Katherine, “The Office of the Supervising Architect: Transforming American Architectural Practice, 1852–1862” (Virginia, R. Wilson)

Morash, Emily Chace, “Reconstructing Italian Domestic Architecture: Gio Ponti and Lo Stile, 1941–1947” (Brown, D. Neumann)

Myjak-Pycia, Anna, “Another Modernism: Home Economics and the Conception of Domestic Space in the US, 1900–1960” (UC Santa Barbara, S. Chattopadhyay)

Narkin, Elisabeth, “Rearing the Royals: Architecture and the Spatialization of Royal Childhood France, 1499–1610” (Duke, S. Galletti)

Neumeier, Emily, “A ‘Theater of Fortune and Triumph’: Ali Pasha of Ioannina and the Architectural Transformation of an Ottoman Province (1788–1822)” (Pennsylvania, R. Holod)

Nieman, Richard, “Monuments to God and Man: The Transeptal Local Churches of Anglo-Norman Sussex, the Âge of Aristocracy, and Annaliste Archaeology” (Virginia, L. Reilly)

Oguz, Zeynep, “Multi-Functional T-shaped Zaviyes in the Early Ottoman Context” (Harvard, G. Necipoglu)

Papadimitriou, Christiana, “The MARS Group: Going Modern in Britain, 1933–1957” (Princeton, E. da Costa Meyer)

Perers, Maria, “Inside the Ideal Home: Changing Values and Representations of Apartment Living in Sweden, ca. 1955–1970” (Bard Graduate Center, P. Kirkham)

Petersen, Elizabeth, “Donatello Architetto: On the Order of Architecture in the Work of Donatello” (Penn State, B. Curran)

Rabie, Haneen, “The Ethics and Aesthetics of Reuse in Postmodern Design” (Princeton, E. da Costa Meyer)

Ramaswamy, Deepa, “Threatened City: Architecture, Institutional Collaborations, and the Privatized City, New York, 1960–1975” (MIT, A. Dutta)

Read, Heather, “Canonizing Modernism: The Sacred Art Movement and the Postwar Crisis of French identity” (Washington University, J. Klein)

Rovang, Sarah, “Modernization and Architecture under the Rural Electrification Administration, 1935–1945” (Brown, D. Neumann)

Sadow, Samuel, “Provisional Capital: National and Urban Identity in the Architecture and Planning of Bonn, 1949–Present” (CUNY, J. Maciuika)

Siefert, Rebecca, “The Work of Lauretta Vinciarelli in Context: Artist, Teacher, Theorist” (CUNY, M. Hadler)

Schmidt, Sebastian, “From Global War to Global Cities: Planning, Art, and Post-WWII Urban History in New York, Berlin, and Tokyo” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Schultz, Alexandra, “Water, Infrastructure, and Claiming Public Space in Egypt, 1870–1914”
(UC Santa Barbara, N. Khoury)

Sezer, Yavuz, “Architecture of Bibliophilia: Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Libraries” (MIT, N. Rabbat)

Shamble, Camille, “Growing Children Out of Doors: California’s Open-Air Schools and Children’s Health, 1907–1917” (Virginia, S. Crane)

Shields, Rebecca, “The Space Between: Politics and Urban Development in Early Seventeenth-Century London” (Rutgers, T. Marder)

Shinn, Masako, “The Expression of Vernacular Elements in Contemporary Japanese Interior Architecture” (Bard Graduate Center, P. Stirton)

Smith, Rebecca A., “Measuring the Past: The Geometry of Reims Cathedral” (Iowa, R. Bork)

Springer, Mary R., “American Collegiate Gothic Architecture and Its Architects, Patrons, and Educational Aims” (Iowa, B. Mooney)

Stankovic, Nebojsa, “Middle-Byzantine Monastic Narthex: Architecture and Function–The Case of Mount Athos (10th–11th Centuries)” (Princeton, S. Ćurčić)

Stockstill, Abbey, “From the Mountains to the Sea: Identity and Urbanism in Almohad Architecture” (Harvard, G. Necipoglu; D. Roxburgh)

Sullivan, Alice Isabella, “The Painted Fortified Monastic Churches of Moldavia: Bastions of Orthodoxy in a Post-Byzantine World” (Michigan, A. Timmermann)

Tennant, Sean, “Domestic Spaces in the Roman West: Architectural Adaptation in Gaul, Britannia, and Germania” (Virginia, J. Dobbins)

Teriba, Adedoyin, “Afro-Brazilian Ideals in the Architecture of Southwest Nigeria (ca. 1880–1960)” (Princeton, E. da Costa Meyer)

Tuerk, Stephanie, “Utilité publique: Architecture, Urbanism, and Aesthetic Reform in Turn of the Century France” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Vigotti, Lorenzo, “The Origin of the Renaissance Palace: Private Architecture during the Florentine Oligarchy, 1382–1432” (Columbia, F. Benelli)

Walton, Ann, “Lincoln Castle: The Afterlife of an English Urban Castle” (Penn State, E. Smith)

Weiss, Claire, “The Construction of Sidewalks as Indicator of Social and Economic Interaction in Ancient Roman Cities” (Virginia, J. Dobbins)

Wiesenberger, Robert, “Visible Language: Muriel Cooper at MIT” (Columbia, B. Bergdoll)

Windmuller-Luna, Kristen, “Building Faith: Ethiopian Art and Architecture during the Jesuit Interlude, 1557–1632” (Princeton, C. Okeke-Agulu)

Yan, Wencheng, “Writing Modernity: Constructing a History of Chinese Architecture, 1920–1949” (UC Santa Barbara, S. Chattopadhyay)

Yang, Yu, “At the Crossroads of Japanese Regional Modernism and Colonialism: Architectural Interaction between Manchuria and Western Japan, 1905–1945” (Columbia, J. Reynolds)

Zirnheld, Bernard, “Fin de Siècle, Fin du Régime: Republican Architecture and Planning in the Rue Réaumur” (Yale, C. Armstrong)